Life lives Life @nth

194

2.30am
ants biting

sleep’s hiding
behind someone else’s eyelids

Life nudges Life @nth

butt finds zafu
breath breathes
curtain billows
candle flickers
thinking thinks
silence sings
body throbs

Life watches Life @nth

hand scribbles
words appear
brain marvels

Life lives Life @nth

~

nth – now! this! here! – see ‘n

awareness, to the ‘n’

150

wherever one goes,
all places are ‘here’

whatever one perceives,
all phenomena are ‘this’

whenever one’s alive,
all time is ‘now’

this is my acronym-based version
of the mathematician’s ‘n’ degree (nth)
– the now-ing, this-ing, and here-ing

awared by the ‘I’ thing
or rather, no-thing,
that’s their source
and substance

~

ever-present ‘I’ is an eternal insomniac

21

I seek a shift in common language,
a way to say what is actually meant

I speak of I, but don’t mean I
as a thing

I speak of it as that (mystery)
which manifests function and
process

I speak of I as ‘It’

but this ‘It’ is no-thing either, yet thought
would instantly turn it into a thing in
time and space

I as ‘It’ occupies neither time nor
space, yet – magician that it is –
manifests both in order to
show up for the party

I as ‘It’ is never caught napping;
ever-present ‘I’ is an eternal insomniac,
resting as unknowable Knowingness

and wideawake – to the n

~